A day in the life during peak training…

I was inspired by Steena to share how I find/make the training/work/life balance work…especially as we are in peak IM training these next few weeks. This is what last Thursday looked like for me:

4:00 am – alarm (roll over and grab my phone to input my HRV data)
4:03 am – hit the mats in the basement for 10 minutes of core strength followed by 3 minutes of meditation and some stretching
4:25 am – brush my teeth, change into my swim gear, grab my swim bag + smoothie from the fridge (we make our smoothies the night before so we can grab and go)
4:40 am – leave the house for the gym
4:55 am – walk into the gym (the awesome lady working the desk opened 5 minutes early this morning)
5:00 am – start swimming
6:00 am – finish swimming and drive back home while drinking my smoothie on the road
6:20 am – unpack swim bag, shower, pack lunch, feed dogs, take them potty, load all of the bags in the car
7:00 am – leave house for work
7:18 am – park on campus (hello new job!!) and walk to my building
7:25 am to 4:00 pm – work day
4:13 pm – take dogs potty, start a load of laundry, change clothes, and head out the door
4:30 pm – rolling hilly run
5:15 to 5:50 pm – let dogs go potty, shower, put laundry in dryer and start another load, inhale leftovers and head out the door
6:00 to 7:30 pm – Attend a meeting for the proposed Healthy Life Center by the City of Ames Parks and Rec…voting will be Tuesday, September 10
7:45 to 8:20 pm – make smoothies for morning, do dishes, fold laundry, and get ready for bed
8:20 to 8:30 pm – read in bed
8:30 pm – lights out

Morning play time + #chlorinetherapy
Life is always a balancing act! I’m so glad I get to do it with my fave! #postrunshenanigans

As you can see, there isn’t much wiggle room to fit it all in being only 6 weeks away from Ironman Lake Placid. What does your typical day look like?

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12 thoughts on “A day in the life during peak training…

    1. Thank you!! I will be working through the summer, but we have a 3 week vacation coming up that was scheduled last July, so I’ll still have a bit of a break. I really enjoy my new gig, so it doesn’t seem like I’m missing out on my summer break. 😉

      1. I’m so glad that you’re enjoying your new job and that you’ve gotten in a great groove so far! A 3 week vacation sounds amazing 🙂

      1. Oh and P.S. I’m moving to Tampa next week so y’all come down and do a Florida triathlon!!! I’m thinking I will probably get back into it once I see everybody else doing it, I’m weak like that. The Great Floridian has a 2/3 Ironman, never did one of those before…

      2. Nice!! I’m excited for you!! My aunt lives in Dunedin (not far from Tampa), so we may have to venture your direction!! ❤️

  1. You fit a lot in those 24 hours! The PM meeting thing, I knowwww I’d be like, “ugh, no, couch”, so way to give back! Are you tapering yet? Soon? You’re killing the peak training, keep up the awesome work!

    1. We do manage to cram a lot into 24 hours. No taper yet…a few more weeks!! We are just over 5 weeks from race day (bib numbers came out yesterday…eeekkkkk)!! Thank you! Can’t wait to see how your race goes this weekend! You have been doing the work, crushing your training, and are SO ready for an awesome day! Have a blast and pretend I’m running with ya! ❤️

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